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Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Chicken Lips, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Chicken Lips
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    Speaking of which, I worked last night on "Green Stuffing" this Dark Pegasus for my Dark Elves. I drilled and set a magnet in it's back so that I can have the option to swap my Supreme Sorceress and Dreadlord out with the Black Dragon. Forgive my Green Stuff work. I'm not very good at it. I plan on magnetizing it to a flight stand as well.
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    It's always good to have someone with lots of stuff in a gang... or gaming group... ;)
     
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    Yeah, most of my friends get overwhelmed by all of it and tell me that I just have "too much stuff". Meh, it's my hobby.
     
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    You can always smooth up green stuff after it's dry,
    with either sandpaper, a file, or just a sharp hobby knife.
     
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    Yeah, I'm going to try to do that. We'll see.
     
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    Making more progress on the Pegasus. I got the other wing on last night and I'm waiting for the Green Stuff to set up for 24 hours before I do anything else with it.
     
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    Well, the Dark Pegasus and riders are now modeled, dry and magnetized! Now it off to priming and painting!

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    So I've been toying with various ideas about what type of base I want to go with on my Dark Elves and I think that I've come to a solution.
    I found this tutorial and really liked the results.

    http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/43463-tutorial-creating-ice-bases/

    I've never tried anything quite like this so it'll be an experiment for me. I've ordered a jar of the Distress Crack Paint Rock Candy. Does anyone have any experience using this or something like it?

    Also, has anyone ever used a Clear Epoxy for Water Effects before? What type/brand did you use and do you have any helpful advice?
     
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    Not really... Best of luck. :oldman:

    Might be best to do a practice piece first, maybe on an empty base ?
     
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    Yeah, I'm going to practice with it on some cardboard like the tutorial suggests first. I suppose it'll largely depend on how liquid this stuff is. If it's consistency is closer to water, then I'll have to devise a way to contain it on the top of the base. If it's thicker, then I might be able to work with a little more freedom.

    It's the clear epoxy that I'm really unsure about. I have no idea what kind to get. There's a lot of variations out there apparently. :confused:
     
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    Mostly look for how thick you can pour it while still having it cure.
    some you can only do in 1/8" pours at a time with like a 24 hour cure time before you can add another layer,
    others you can do like 4 inches with an 8 hour cure time...

    also beware that most epoxies shrink a little as they cure.

    Ps. maybe get an account over at Reaper to ask those guys more question about their experiences.
     
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    That's a good idea. I'll probably do that.
     
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    Heresy!

    But they look fantastic. An entire unit of those knights on dark Pegasus (Pegasi?) would look fantastic, something like Bretonnian Pegasus knights.
     
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    I repainted my Luthor Huss / Mounted Warrior Priest the other night. He was in need of much repair. IMG_7244.JPG
     
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    I've also started working on a set of Unicorns for my daughters someday. (I'll have to give them SOME incentive to play with me!)

    Meet Frank and Lisa!

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    Make the third one so you can use it in games
     
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    Lol, Ballerina on flying Unicorn manning a Gatlin Gun! Love it! I bet the Gatling Gun shoots rainbow farts!

    On a side note, I have considered getting those Woolys as a cheaper Squig alternative. I'm still up in the air about that though.
     
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    I love that he posted the conversations with his kids that led to these creations.
     
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    Lol, that's perfect! I didn't even read it the first time! I think that's exactly how most of the conversations in our house are going to go. Okay, now I have to get one of those. This guy knows how to appeal to Daddys....
     
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